Writing and Reporting

Get Crafty: Hip Home Ec, Broadway Books/Random House, 2004

A Broom of One’s Own: Discovering, after all these years, the fine art of housework.” Utne Reader, August 2001

“Say Amen, Somebody: The Church of Craft finds God in Glitter,” Bust Magazine, Spring 2001

“Trouble in the World of Crafts,” Word of Mouth, National Public Radio and podcast, 2009

What Would Jesus Sell? Crafting and the Handmade Pledge,” Murketing.com,  Jan. 22, 2008



Why Making Stuff Is Fashionable Again: Jean Raila breaks down several theories of why crafting seems to have become ubiquitous overnight.” CRAFT: Make Cool Stuff, 01

“The Punk of Craft:  Doing it yourself may be the ultimate form of rebellion.” CRAFT: Make Cool Stuff, 02.

“Coming Out of the Half-Finished Craft Closet: Jean Railla ponders her half-finished crafts.” CRAFT: Make Cool Stuff, 03.

“Art vs. Craft: Jean Railla looks at art versus craft.” CRAFT: Make Cool Stuff, 04

“Crafting Is for Lovers: Jean Railla of Get Crafty gets over herself when she compares digital home movies to scrapbooking.” CRAFT: Make Cool Stuff, 05.



“Craftivism Manifesto,” Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun, written and edited by Elizabeth Foy Larsen and  Joshua Glenn, Bloomsbury, USA, October 2012



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Funny Female Memoirs radio segment for Word of Mouth (producer/reporter).





The Queens of Comedy Podcasts radio segment for public radio’s Word of Mouth featuring Julie Klausner and How Was Your Week? (producer/reporter)




Feminist Boot CampFeminist Bootcamp radio segment for public radio’s Word of Mouth (producer).




A Food Star is Born,” Bust Magazine, May 2011

“Italian-Japanese Fusion,” “Underground Supper Clubs,” “Women of the Indie Food World,” Word of Mouth, National Public Radio and podcast. 2009-present.


The Power of a Good Meal,” This I Believe, National Public Radio website, October 15, 2009

“Buy Curious:  Wine and the Frugal Gal,” Bust Magazine, Fall 04



Fatherless Brooklyn:  Why today’s women are choosing to have babies alone.” Babble.com, Nov. 6, 2007

Family Fun in Los Angeles, BeautynewsNYC.com, February 2014

“Bringing Up Baby,” Bust Magazine, Winter 03